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H. D. - Song

You are as gold 
as the half-ripe grain 
that merges to gold again, 
as white as the white rain 
that beats through 
the half-opened flowers 
of the great flower tufts 
thick on the black limbs 
of an Illyrian apple bough.

  Can honey distill such fragrance 
As your bright hairó
For your face is as fair as rain, 
  yet as rain that lies clear 
  on white honey-comb,
lends radiance to the white wax, 
so your hair on your brow 
casts light for a shadow.

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Poet: H. D.
Poem: Song
Poem of the Day: May 6 2008

Comment 5 of 5, added on January 18th, 2013 at 5:28 AM.
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Tribute to my GrandmaNinety-two years was not long enoughFor me to learn to atpceriapeThe simplicity of your wisdom and loveBut now, many years too lateSuddenly, graciously I findThe whisper of your wisdomEcho in my mindAnd when the tick of the clock grows heavyAnd the daylight has long grown dimI can still hear the creak of your rocking chairAs you hummed an old German hymnWith the mending basket for othersAlways within your reachAs you helped out busy mothersWith stitches that somehow still teachFor when I think I am too tiredTo move another stepI think of you, my dear GrandmaNever too tired to helpAnd all that I can hope forAs my feet climb this ladder of yearsIs that someday someone will think of meWith a smile shining through their tears

Almostafa from Bolivia
Comment 4 of 5, added on November 4th, 2011 at 1:46 PM.

Was there once a golden apple inscribed "for the fairest"?

Bart from Australia
Comment 3 of 5, added on January 10th, 2010 at 5:28 AM.

I agree, it is a very beautiful poem, one of my favorites. Just because you don't possess the intellect to grasp the meaning of the poem doesn't mean that the poem "sucks."

Jennifer from United States

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